L-com has introduced a new series of latching USB 3.0 cables. These cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection, according to product manager Brian Gates.

Despite being one of the most successful standards and connector types for data connectivity, standard USB connectors are friction fit and have a tendency to disconnect from the mating jack when subject to pulling or vibration, he adds. L-com now stocks two series of latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies, the U3A00005-series features a male Type-A latching USB connector on each end of the assembly and the U3A00030-series features a latching Type-A USB connector on one end of the assembly and a female ECF style bulkhead coupler on the other end.

Features for both series include, 30 micro-inch gold-plated contacts which provide reliable connections even with repeated mating cycles, an aluminum/polyester foil shield and drain wire and they are available in off-the-shelf lengths of 0.3, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0 and 1.5-meters.

L-com’s new latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies are in-stock and available for immediate shipment.